Ben Witherington’s Laborious Theology

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Dr. Witherington has a new book coming out, which Eerdmans is announcing, dealing with the theology of Work.

Work, from a biblical perspective, is not a curse. The story of Adam reveals that before the fall ever happened God assigned him tasks to do, and even after the fall God still considered work a good thing, though it had become more difficult and dangerous. In the Bible, work is seen as neither the curse nor the cure of what ails us.

So far so good I think. My view clarification on Creation and the Christian life has led me to consider labor differently. I think sometimes we do see it as a curse to toil, but we are constantly commended in Scripture to work.

Anyway, looks like a great book and Witherington’s contribution on the above linked blog should start a good conversation.

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